Dual Enrollment

Dual Enrollment students in the courtyard of Merrill Hall

Are you ready to get a head start on your college degree? Dual Enrollment allows high school students to earn credit for high school and college simultaneously. Choosing Dual Enrollment gives you the advantage of learning how to interact with college professors, improve study skills, and master time management skills that will set you up for success.

JSU offers over 90 Dual Enrollment course options taught by faculty trained to work with students in high school. Your classes can be taken at the high school campus, online, or on JSU’s campus.


  1. Submit your free Dual Enrollment Admissions Application
  2. Request high school to send official High School Authorization Form 
*Already applied but never attended? Fill out your Application for Readmission

Dual Enrollment Admission Requirements

  • 10th, 11th or 12th grade high school student 
  • 3.0 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale 
  • Approval from high school counselor or administrator

* Students who are admitted to the university as Dual Enrollment students will receive an acceptance letter and email upon their admission.

* If you have previously been admitted but did not enroll for that term or have not been enrolled for more than one year, you will need to re-apply for dual enrollment admissions using the Readmission Application.

Tuition and Scholarships


JSU offers tuition at a reduced rate for Dual Enrollment students at less than half the cost of undergraduate tuition and no university fees.

There is no financial aid possible for Dual Enrollment students, but PACT plans may be used. Please contact Office of Financial Aid if you plan to use a prepaid program to pay for DE courses. Payment plans may also be set up through the Bursar’s Office prior to the payment deadline. Visit the Office of Student Accounts for more information on payment plans and deadlines.


JSU's Dual Enrollment program offers scholarship opportunities twice yearly for fall and spring semesters. Admitted students can complete a competitive application for these scholarships that cover the current tuition cost of one course, $504.

View Scholarship Opportunities

Dual Credit Courses

Dual Enrollment students will earn college and high school credit simultaneously through academic, Gateway, and J-STEAM course offerings. 

These courses make up what JSU refers to as General Studies Requirements. These are courses that are needed for almost every major at JSU, as well as courses that will transfer to other in-state universities. These courses also count on the high school transcript toward graduation requirements.

These courses are offered to dual students who have completed most of their high school graduation requirements and want to begin exploring a future major. The courses have been selected by academic departments as introductory courses for students and are often the first course a student would take in their major. Beyond moving past the general studies curriculum, these courses also provide dual students the opportunity to interact with JSU faculty in their field and other students who will be in their program when they become full-time Gamecocks! These courses can count on the high school transcript as Career Technical Education (CTE) or elective credit toward graduation requirements.

These are Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM)-related courses that are offered through our J-STEAM scholarship program. These courses are taught by JSU professors and provide students with opportunities to take scholarship courses that are often not offered at their high school. These courses also count on the high school transcript toward graduation requirements.

Next Steps for Admitted Students

Find Your JSU ID Number

Your nine-digit JSU Identification (ID) Number is located at the top of your admissions letter. You will use this number to reference your personal student information when contacting offices on campus.

Log In to MyJaxState

Your username and initial password are located at the bottom of your admissions email. You will use this username and initial password to access your MyJaxState account to view personal student information, view your account balance, and access many other student links.

Log In to Your JSU Email Account (GEM)

Each student is assigned a JSU E-mail account upon admission. This E-mail address is located at the bottom of your admissions letter.  Visit Office 365 to log in.  Please set up DUO authentication and start checking your JSU E-mail account frequently as important information is communicated via this account.

Get to Know JSU

JSU hosts daily campus tours so you can get to know your way around the Friendliest Campus in the South. 

Register and Complete Payment for Your Classes

You'll need to register for each dual enrollment course you plan to take on your MyJaxState account. Some classes may require you to take a Placement Exam prior to registration. After you've completed registration you can submit payment or enroll in a payment plan through your MyJaxState account under View Account/Make A Payment.

Access your Canvas Account

Canvas is JSU's Learning Management System. You'll use this platform to work on assignments, view your grades, communicate with your teacher and classmates, and more!

Attend Dual Enrollment Orientation

We offer orientation sessions specially designed to help students get officially introduced to JSU and meet faculty, staff, and other dual enrollment students.

Important Dates

November 1: Competitive Scholarship Deadline
November 10:
 Registration Opens
January 8: Classes Begin - Late Registration Fee Charged
January 17: Payment Due
January 17: Last Day to Register or Add a Class

Contact Us

Want to learn more? Our friendly staff and Admissions Counselors would love to help!

Contact the Dual Enrollment Team